Polar Bear Swim and Challenge

 

2018

Get out and active with your dad at one of our association branches. This event takes place in two parts, the first is the fitness challenge and the second is  enjoying the pool with your tribe and dad. At this event you have the opportunity to earn both an awesome patch as well as white bear claw. 

Part 1: Fitness Challenge

Before jumping in the pool with a bear (or a Dad), complete the Polar Bear Challenge for a SPECIAL PATCH! Arrive 45 minutes prior to your swim time and complete as many of the activities we have for you. You will have 30 minutes and for the challenge and 15 minutes to change and prepare for the Polar Bear Swim. Good luck! 

Part 2: Polar Bear Plunge

After the fitness challenge and taking the polar bear pledge, a safety component, enjoy the space of the pool. After your pool time bravely grab your bear claw in a bucket of bone chilling, icy water. This portion of the event will be 45 minutes.

Swim Band Information

If your child has a swim band, please make sure to bring it! If they do not have a swim band or forget to bring it with them, children will be required to wear a life vest or take the swim test during their scheduled pool time. If you would like your child to take the swim test at an earlier time, please see available times below to swim test at each branch. 

Branches and Times

Alexander YMCA:

January 20 & February 17

Fitness Challenge times: 1:15, 2:15, 3:15

Swim times: 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

*Swim testing at Alexander is available Weekdays: 2:00-4:00 p.m. OR 7:00-9:00 p.m. AND Saturdays: 12:00-5:00 p.m. 

Kerr YMCA:
January 19 & February 16

Fitness Challenge times: 6:15, 7:15

Swim times: 7:00, 8:00

*Swim testing at Kerr is available Monday-Thursdays: 10:00-11:20 a.m. OR 7:30-9:00 p.m. AND Saturdays: 11:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m. AND Sundays: 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Finley YMCA:
January 20 & February 17

Fitness Challenge times: 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15

Swim times: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

*Swim testing at Finley is NOW REQUIRED. This is available Saturdays: 12:00 -6:00 p.m. AND Sundays: 12:00-7:00 p.m.

Taylor YMCA:
January 20 & February 17

Fitness Challenge times: 2:15, 3:15, 4:15

Swim times: 3:00, 4:00, 5:00

*Swim testing at Taylor is available Monday/Wedensday/Friday: 7:00-9:00 p.m. AND Saturdays: 10:30-6:00 p.m. AND Sundays: 12:00-7:00 p.m.

Chapel Hill YMCA:
January 19

Fitness Challenge times: 6:15, 7:15

Swim Times: 7:00, 8:00

*Swim testing at Chapel Hill is available Saturdays: 1:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. 

 

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